Dee A. Ware
Since 1991, Dee Ware has represented large and small companies, trade organizations, municipalities and individuals in a broad range of construction, real estate and commercial matters at the trial and appellate court levels.
Dee was one of the first attorneys in the country to be certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED® AP) by the U.S. Green Building Council and, in this capacity, assists clients in all phases of the green building process, including rating system selection, navigation of the certification process and rapidly emerging government regulations, implementation of risk management strategies, and advocacy of client interests in the event that a dispute arises concerning design, construction, certification, operation or purchase and sale of a green project.
Dee also represents lenders, retailers, builders, developers, design professionals and general contractors in all facets of residential and commercial construction litigation, involving claims of defective construction, mechanic’s liens, bond claims, delay issues, extra and changed work claims and contract disputes. In addition, she has counseled numerous property owners, real estate professionals and companies in connection with real estate disputes concerning development, zoning, financing, sale and acquisition and commercial leasing, as well as represented clean tech and renewable energy companies, “green” businesses and service providers and others in a variety of commercial matters.
She is a member of the State Bar of California and has previously been appointed to its Committee on the Administration of Justice. Ms. Ware has also served on the Continuing Education of the Bar’s Real Property Advisory Committee, Syracuse University’s Northern California Regional Council and the California Association of Realtors’ Tort Advisory Committee, as a Judge Pro Tem for the Alameda County Superior Courts, and on steering committees and advisory boards for green building, commercial real estate and public policy advocacy organizations and sustainable business conferences and events.
Before founding Fulmer Ware LLP, Dee ran her own litigation boutique and was a partner at Cooper, White & Cooper LLP, special counsel at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP and Luce Forward LLP, and an associate at two firms that no longer exist. She has received an AV® Peer Review Rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded for legal ability and ethical standards.
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